How To Download One Sheet From Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a versatile tool for data management; however, at times you may need to share or save only a single sheet from your Google Sheets file. There could be many reasons: perhaps you wish to share a specific part of your data with a colleague, or maybe you want to save a backup of a particular sheet. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to download one sheet from Google Sheets.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Open Your Google Sheets Document

To start with, you need to open your Google Sheets document. Go to and open the document that contains the sheet you want to download.

Step 2: Select the Sheet

Once your Google Sheets document is open, navigate to the bottom of the page. Here, you’ll find tabs representing each of the sheets in your document. Click on the tab for the sheet you want to download.

Step 3: Download the Sheet

With the sheet you want to download now open, navigate to the menu bar at the top of the page. Here, select File > Download. You’ll then see a list of different file formats that you can download the sheet in.

Google Sheets supports several file types, including Microsoft Excel (.xlsx), OpenDocument Format (.ods), PDF Document (.pdf), Web Page (.html, zipped), Comma-separated values (.csv, current sheet), or Tab-separated values (.tsv, current sheet).

However, if you want to download only one sheet keeping all the Google Sheets’ features (formulas, formatting, etc.), you should select the Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) format. Note that the .csv and .tsv options will download just the data of the current sheet and not the formatting.

Programmatic Download via Google Sheets API

If you are a developer and need to download a sheet programmatically, you can do it using the Google Sheets API. You need to use the spreadsheets.values.get method. Make sure to replace spreadsheetId and range with your actual values.

    function getSheetData(spreadsheetId, range) {
        var params = {
        spreadsheetId: spreadsheetId,
        range: range,
        var request = gapi.client.sheets.spreadsheets.values.get(params);
        request.then(function(response) {
        // TODO: Change code below to process the `response` object:
        }, function(reason) {
        console.error('error: ' + reason.result.error.message);

That’s it! You now know how to download one sheet from a Google Sheets file. Remember, knowledge is power, especially when it comes to handling your data efficiently. Stay tuned for more helpful posts on using Google Sheets and other data management tools!